Cayman Islands Travel Updates

The Cayman Islands Government has issued a four-phase reopening plan for the Cayman Islands. 

Relaxing in the Cayman Islands

On July 8,2021, the Cayman Islands announced a phased reopening plan to safely bring back tourists to the Caymans. The transition between phases will be determined by the Chief Medical Officer's assessment of the vaccination rate, rates in key travel markets, prevalance of Variants concern, and hospitalization and death rates. Please follow guidance from https://www.exploregov.ky/reopening-plan and to stay up to date with the most current information.

Phase I Travel Requirements - Reduced Quarantine Period

  • Effective: June 2021
  • Who Can Enter: Returning Caymanians, residents, permit workers and individuals with close ties to the country like property owners will be allowed back onto the island. 
  • Travelers must apply on the Travel Cayman Portal.
  • PCR Tests: Pre-Arrival PCR required for everyone, while an arrival PCR test is no longer required. A quarantine exit PCR will be required.
  • Quarantine Length: 5 days verfied vaccine*, 10 days unverified vaccine, 14 days unvaccinated in quarantine approved facilities or residences
  • GPS Tracking: Required

Phase II Travel Requirements - Reduced Repatriation Restrictions

  • Effective: August 9, 2021
  • Who Can Enter: Returning Caymanians, residents, permit workers and individuals with close ties to the country like property owners will be allowed back onto the island. 
  • PCR Tests: Pre-Arrival PCR required for everyone, while an arrival PCR test is no longer required. A quarantine exit PCR (everyone) will be required.
  • Quarantine Length: 5 days verfied vaccine*, 10 days unverified vaccine, 14 days unvaccinated in quarantine approved facilities or residences
  • GPS Tracking: Required for travelers not eligible for 5-day quarantine.

Phase III Travel Requirements - Limited Introduction of Tourism 

  • Effective: September 9, 2021 (Subject to the 80% vaccination rate).
  • Who Can Enter: Verified vaccinated travelers 12 and older, returning Caymanians, residents, permit workers and individuals with close ties to the country like property owners will be allowed back onto the island. 
  • PCR Tests: Pre-Arrival PCR required for everyone, while an arrival PCR test is no longer required. A quarantine exit PCR (everyone) will be required.
  • Quarantine Length: 5 days verfied vaccine*, 10 days unverified vaccine, 14 days unvaccinated in quarantine approved facilities or residences, all hotels and other tourist accommodations.
  • GPS Tracking: Required for travelers not eligible for 5-day quarantine

Phase IV Travel Requirements - Reduced Quarantine Restrictions 

Quarantine requirements for verfied vaccinated travelers.

  • Effective: October 14th, 2021 (Subject to the 80% vaccination rate).
  • Who Can Enter: Verified vaccinated travelers 12 and older, returning Caymanians, residents, permit workers and individuals with close ties to the country like property owners will be allowed back onto the island. 
  • PCR Tests: Pre-Arrival PCR required for everyone, while an arrival PCR test is no longer required. A quarantine exit PCR (everyone) will be required.
  • Quarantine Length: 0 days verfied vaccine*, 10 days unverified vaccine, 14 days unvaccinated in quarantine approved facilities or residences, all hotels and other tourist accommodations.
  • GPS Tracking: Required for travelers who must quarantine.

 

*A Verified Vaccine as defined by the Cayman Public Health are vaccines that are approved from:

1. Vaccines from the Cayman Islands or the UK

2. Issuers who use SMART Health Cards and are a part of the CommonTrust Network. This includes North American issuers, such as: 

  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • Sam's Club Pharmacy
  • State of California
  • State of Louisiana
  • UC San Diego Health
  • CVS Health
  • UC Health

3. Vaccination records from the European Union Member States and other countries that meet the EU Digital COVID Certificate standard.